E-Mail To The Press – Pakistan School Bus Accident!

E-Mail To The Press

Pakistan School Bus Accident – Qorum Heights – 22.01.2014 – 3 died 3 critical

Dear All & After Compliments;

Reference your headline headings in all your newspapers.

I reside in Qorum Heights (PDO) and all morning yesterday we saw from the roof of our villa all the ROP cars and ambulances on the road – sad and tragic really. Only some good senses of some good Samiritans stopped the case even getting more worse from confused and dazed children!

As you are all aware of this undeniable fact – and however you hate me and my guts – and all I stand for in life – one thing undeniable is that I am one of the few Omani and otherwise Columnists that had written quite intensively and detailed on Road Accidents – actually some of my first articles  sine March 2003! My books and columns easily verify this!

I am the only individual with a full website on Road Safety Awareness RSA – and put up by myself – with latest news posted even before they come out from The Press next day! Visit www.bethesafedriver.com – and my two RSA books – Behind The Wheel! and Being The Safe Driver! – also here at www.myownmajid.com

With exception of Muscat Daily (Mohamed Zafar) I had almost to beg some in The Observer to advertise on my above books – and in the end had to use my own columns to write on my books – yet still being edited!

Times of Oman refused to publish anything about my books because mainly who I am – but the excuse ‘was because you write for Observer – our competition’! Surprisingly Muscat Daily was more professional in looking at the overall interests – and thinking outside the box!

Today my columns were also being killed from the inside by new people and ideas (sic!) from some of them!

It is a sad day in Oman today when voices speaking out are being curtailed and killed this way – just because of subjectiveness, inward thinking and polarisation – and all the good works done by HM who himself personally talked about Road Safety – and his speech reproduced in my two books.

When such accidents happen now and in the future – please be kind enough to hold your head down in shame and guilt – because the Nation is given lower priority to people being biased and subjective and Polarised!

I take off my cap off to MD despite previous differences – anyway.

Shame on all of us! Shame!

See Here my first article whilst still working in PDO. This article was produced in 1982s

Al Fahal PDO Drive Safely Article

My First Columns articles! Please note the dates!

Yesterday my website got over 1000 hits on this same article in absence of news which came next day!

Need I say more?

Allah God Protect and Preserve us all – Amin Amen

Road Accidents Articles

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http://www.betweenusonly.com/?p=1203

http://www.betweenusonly.com/?p=1207

http://majidall.com/2012/03/08/a-letter-from-my-son-road-accidents/

http://majidall.com/2013/03/18/book-with-stories-of-accident-victims-pitches-for-road-safety/

http://majidall.com/2012/03/08/are-your-children-safe-between-us-only/

http://majidall.com/2011/12/11/scary-it-is-the-younger-ones-that-are-going-fast-now/

http://majidall.com/2013/03/27/accolades-received-new-rsa-book/

See this also

See the article by Saleh Shaibany – it is also in my book! Previous School Bus Accident! 

http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/students-die-in-oman-bus-crash

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Today’s Accident Qurum Heights Road – Bus Pakistani Students!

After Compliments;

My good sister sent me these photos of an accident involving a School Bus carrying Pakistani Students today Wednesday Morning!

Unconfirmed reports give 4 deaths and about 17 in serious conditions. We heard the sirens all morning from our villa here in Qorum Heights (PDO).

May Allah Give Patience to those families with young children lost lives – and injured and maimed!

In September 2003 I wrote this Article – Accidents In The Waiting! talking about similar Road Accidents involving reckless and bad bus drivers!

More here and in my books – Being The Safe Driver! www.createspace.com/4097374 and Behind The Wheel! www.bethesafedriver.com and http://www.myownmajid.com

Allah Protect and Preserve us all Ameen Amen

With due respects,

Majid Al Suleimany

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One person dies in every ten road accidents in Oman: NCSI

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One person dies in every ten road accidents in Oman: NCSI

        January 08, 2014 –       

Muscat –  Muscat Daily

Recent statistics from the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) revealed that 12 per cent of road accidents in Oman result in deaths. This translates to an average of one death in every ten road accidents. The figure is according to the annual statistics until the end of November 2013.

During this period, the number of recorded road accidents was 6,600, resulting in 823 fatalities and 9,081 injuries, compared to 7,529 accidents which resulted in 1,059 fatalities and 10,737 injuries during the period from January to November 2012. When compared to the 2012 figures, road accidents in Oman recorded an annual decrease of 12.3 per cent, while the death toll from road accidents also recorded a decrease of 22.3 per cent. Statistics also revealed that most road accident victims are men, with 702 deaths (85.3 per cent ) compared to 121 deaths for women (14.7 per cent).

In contrast, the NCSI statistics revealed that new vehicle registrations until the end of November 2013 witnessed a decline of 6.5 per cent. The total number was 119,526 new vehicles versus 127,784 vehicles registered during the same period of year 2012.

There are a number of factors behind the decline, including government purchase of vehicles declining by 38.1 per cent, with 2,095 government vehicle being registered, compared with 3,387 vehicles registered during the same period of 2012.

In addition, rental, taxis and private vehicle registrations all declined, with 13.6 per cent  for rental cars, 13.5 per cent for taxis and 9.1 per cent  for private cars respectively. Meanwhile, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, tractors, and driving school vehicles witnessed sales growth to varying degrees with motorcycles topping the list, recording a growth of 38.2 per cent. New commercial vehicle registrations also recorded a growth of 11.8 per cent . The NCSI statistics are for the period until the end of November 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.

Driver behaviour major reason behind road accidents: Survey

Driver behaviour major reason behind road accidents: Survey

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Muscat Daily – By   Swapna Tarafdar   –         
December 30, 2013        
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An online survey has found that speed alone was not responsible for road accidents, but also other aberrant driving practices.

The survey conducted among 1,003 respondents from SQU in the age group of 19 to 58 years used a popular Driving Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) which had 26 questions.

Of these ten questions were about aggressive and ordinary violations, eight each were related to lapses and errors. Demographic driving experience data and crash data were also collected.

Conducted among 632 students and 371 staff at SQU, the survey found that 1,911 driving offences were issued by ROP to the respondents, and of these more than 50 per cent were responsible for at least one driving offence.

“Driving behaviour was categorised as traffic violations, errors and lapses. The highest ranked violations were honking to show annoyance for another driver, disregard for speed limits, impatience with a slow driver in the outer lane and wrong overtaking,” said Abdullah al Maniri, department of family medicine and public health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, SQU and one of the researchers of the study, said.

Of the total driving offences, 1,132 were related to speeding.

Around 92 per cent admitted that they used cellphone while driving, while 60 per cent said that they have been involved in a road accident and 95 per cent said they were involved in accidents numbering between one and four.

Out of these 57 per cent were responsible for at least one accident, said the survey.

Maniri added, “The sample in our investigation might have been representative of the population at SQU and not necessarily the driving population of Oman.  Human errors and making deliberate violations appear as core issues that require further research. Hence, it’s not enough to teach road safety rules in schools and it has to be done at home by parents.”

Lapses were defined as absent-minded behaviours which don’t pose any threat to road users while errors were defined as failure of observations that may be hazardous to others.

Other researchers in this study included Hamed al Reesi, directorate general of health services, North Batinah governorate, Kai Plankermann and Mustafa al Hinai, SQU, Samir al Adawi, University of Regensburg in Germany and Jeremy Davey and James Freeman, Australia.

Based on the survey, a study was also published in Accident Analysis and Prevention journal in 2013

Press Review – Being The Safe Driver!

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The book is in English! Arabic Translation under finalization stages!

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Oman registers 22% drop in road accident deaths

Oman registers 22% drop in road accident deaths 

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By Shaddad Al Musalmy – Muscat Daily – November 06, 2013 – Muscat – 

Road safety appears to have improved in Oman, with a significant dip in deaths and injuries caused by accidents from January to October this year compared to the same period in 2012.

“Deaths from accidents have fallen 22 per cent, the injuries rate is down by 13 per cent and the incident rate is lesser by seven per cent,” an official source from the ROP said.

Attributing this drop to sustained awareness efforts over the past three to four years, experts say a national strategy and more road safety laws are now on the anvil.

Dr Mohammed al Yazidi, director of environmental and occupational health at the Ministry of Health (MoH) and a road safety expert, said, “Road safety is an issue not just for the ROP, but for all. Many studies have been done to come up with a clear strategy, and soon Oman will come up with new laws and restrictions which I think will play a bigger role in further improving road safety.”

He said that once the National Strategy on  Road Safety 2011-2020 is introduced, ‘things will improve further since all the various authorities will just have to follow it’.

MoH too has stepped up its efforts to save as many lives as it can by improving emergency room services and building capacity of healthcare workers, he said. “We now have an intensive approach in hospital emergency rooms and when a crash is reported, our personnel are well prepared. We are more active than before.”

He added that fines for speeding should be hiked. “Speeding is the main reason behind accidents in Oman and yet, the minimum penalty is just RO10. Motorists would be more careful if the fine is raised. Cameras are just for monitoring; a heavier penalty would be more effective, like in neighbouring countries.”

Comments on the national strategy were reviewed at a recent meeting of the National Committee for Road Safety chaired by Lt Gen Hassan bin Mohsin al Shuraiqi, Inspector General of Police and Customs. “The committee also discussed the report of the British Transport Research Laboratory on aspects of traffic safety in Oman,” the ROP source said.

A World Health Organization’s Global status report on road safety in 2013 says that the younger age groups are the hardest hit in accidents. “About 60 per cent of those killed in road crashes are between the ages of 15 and 44 years, and over 75 per cent are male. This is in line with the updated Global Burden of Disease Data 2010, which shows that road accidents are the leading cause of death among those aged 15-29 years in this (Eastern Mediterranean) region,” it says.

This report serves as a baseline for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, declared by the UN General Assembly, and says that the number of road accident deaths globally remains unacceptably high at 1.24mn  per year.

“Only 28 countries, covering seven per cent of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on five key risk factors – drinking and driving, speeding and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat belts and child restraints,” the report says.

Oman registers 22% drop in road accident deaths

The Traffic Safety Expo 2013

By Zainab al Nasseri – The Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — The Traffic Safety Expo 2013 will be held from November 11 to 14 at Oman International Exhibition Centre under auspices of Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry.

The Traffic Safety Expo 2013 was unveiled yesterday during a press conference at the Traffic Safety Institute by Brigadier Mohammed bin Awadh al Rawas, Director-General of Traffic at the Royal Oman Police.

Al Rawas said that the efforts in traffic accidents reduction succeeded as accidents declined by 19 per cent according to a recent data issued by the NCSI.

He also said that about 50 per cent of Omani drivers are committed to following traffic rules which prove that all awareness campaigns carried out by both government and private parties and volunteering groups achieved their aims.

It is considered a key platform featuring not only the latest trends and most innovative solutions in traffic safety but also it highlights the effective safety models and best practices implemented.

It provides exhibitors an exclusive opportunity to meet senior government officials, police representatives, fire and rescue safety officers, policy makers, industry executives, engineers, fleet managers, safety professionals and general public.

More than 26 government establishments and 64 private firms are participating in the expo in addition to civil associations and traffic safety committees from all wilayats.

“Because of the success of the last edition of the expo which attracted more than 60,000 visitors, we expect this year to attract more than this number as we invited every one interested in traffic safety to be a part of the event as long as he has a message to spread. I would like also to emphasis on the ROP efforts to reduce traffic accidents within the National Strategy for Traffic Accidents Reduction for the years 2011- 2020.
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See you there with My Books? Regards – Majid Al Suleimany

Arabic Translation of The Book!

Dear  All & After Compliments;

Pleased to inform you that the book Being The Safe Driver! Behind The Wheel! is  being translated into Arabic!

Let us pray and hope for the best!

Best wishes and regards;

Majid Al Suleimany

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Road Casualties A Big Challenge!

Road casualties a big challenge

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MUSCAT — Oman will have 250 health institutions at the end of the current Five-Year Plan and work is under way on 10 new hospitals, some will be completed soon and some will replace the existing hospitals. This was stated by Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, when he was hosted by the State Council yesterday. Detailing the achievements of the ministry in the presence of Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantehri, Chairman of the State Council, members and secretary-general, Dr Al Saeedi affirmed the ministry’s keenness to provide high quality healthcare, indicating that sincere efforts are made in this direction, enhanced by the presence of 236 health institutions, represented hospitals, health centres and complexes, providing health services.

He stressed on the need to achieve sustainable health 2050 for 10,000 health centres in accordance with the increase in population, geographical locations, adding that population will be doubled by 2050 and that requires doubling the health services to meet the needs of the population. Dr Al Saeedi praised the Royal directives regarding standardisation the salaries in the health sector in all the state’s health institutions, which will have a positive effect on the employees.

He pointed out that the greatest challenge facing the health sector in the Sultanate is the traffic related casualties, in addition to supply of medical personnel, adding that health institutions suffers shortage in pharmacology, dentistry and the private sector is also suffering the same problem.

He affirmed that Omanisation rate in health sector is 67 per cent of the total medical cadre, which is a reasonable percentage, affirming that the ministry is gradually increasing the rate in the coming years and the keenness to increase the enrolment in medical colleges or opening new medical colleges. He said that there is a plan to send students to European countries for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in various medical disciplines to work as consultants upon returning to the Sultanate.

Dr Ali bin Talib al Hinai, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health for Planning Affairs, gave a presentation on the Medical City project due to be established in Al Fulaij in the Wilayat of Barka, which is one of the most important projects in the Sultanate implemented by the ministry, and will be located near Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). He added that the Medical City, when completed, will receive patients from various referral hospitals in the Sultanate, and that the construction work will begin after completing the consultancy studies. — ONA

Supporting The Local Authors!

Between Us Only!

Supporting The Local Authors!

Please Support The Local Authors!

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money! – Jules Renard

This similar article was written in January 2005 – over 8 years ago! The mere fact that I am writing on the same topic now again – shows nothing much has yet changed that much!

It is commonly said – and repeated over and over againthat the person who really cares and feels for you will tell you the truth – even if you do not like to hear it being told to you! The person who keeps quiet – or goes along with you – even if he knows deep down that what you are doing is wrong and unethical in all accounts – is not your real true friend!

They also say in our Religion that we should not stop saying things which are the truth – even if it will hurt us. There are so many references in the good book and in The Hadith pertaining to this very same topic – and so many cases, examples and references given of our Great Prophet (PBUH) and other examples – rich in history too!

It need to be also said that if Truth was spoken – and people are prepared to hear and listen – and act on them too! – then the world would have been a safer more peaceful place – with more tolerance, co-existence, ‘live and let live’, and patience than now! Whether we want to accept this or not – or go for the ostrich head in the ground approach – it is our own business only – and no one else for that matter! The truth be said – without the necessity of always sugar coating – because the later too does not work either!

I have noted lately that there has been a great support for Arts and Paintings – but with the few exceptions of VIPs books – or books supported by VIPs including opening and launching sessions – the rest of us are still out there in the cold! Especially some of us that write in English as the easier language for us to do! And if you write on topics that people prefer to push under the carpet – or not to hear – then your situation becomes even worse! And that especially when you have compiled your works in books formats – and people can read easily – over and over again!

A few years ago when the poor girl I knew well in my HR Consultancy jobs died – with 9 members of her family in a tragic horrible accident – I was talking with her Manager and was inquiring about her – and why there was a great silence – and nothing coming from her in emails in support and nice comforting words. My emails were going to her – but the IT people there were themselves still in shock to remove her name from the mailing list!

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It is true that many of us read the newspapers – or watch the television – of road accidents stories – but we never imagine that the victim in the tragic accidents – many are avoidable – is someone we know well! We never get involved personally in the stories and get emotionally inclined in touch and feelings! Perhaps if we made the attempts – or tried to do so – things could act out to be different! Perhaps only then road accidents could come down tremendously! I strongly believe in this – with the ever increased accidents and fatalities in the country!

When I self published on my own the Road Safety book – Being The Safe Driver! – Behind The Wheel! – and created the supporting website – www.bethesafedriver.com – I thought things would now be different this time! With exception of some few great companies of the land buying copies for their Board and The Management Team – nothing else went different! It was just the same stories – all over again! Reduce the book price – if I get OMR 2 in each book after costs publishing, air freight from USA and Bookshops commissions at 35% each book!

You would have imagined the Bookshops were the only winners – but even there ;you have to beg, borrow and steal’ to get your books taken in – unless it is for the publicity for the VIPs books – or books launches by VIPs! Poor M – a retired HR – no one knows him – and he has no W! Besides, why support and assist him – when his other books links – especially The Arab Management books that ‘rocked the boat to its very foundations’! So if we support his Road Safety book it would be like directly or indirectly supporting his other books per se!

I remember the famous nursery story of The Red Hen who went around asking others to help in growing seeds until harvest of the corn – but none did! When it baked the cake – and asked – who will eat from my cake? Everyone wanted a piece. I am sorry to say this – after the advices I get of ‘why don’t you translate the book into Arabic? You will get more Readers that way!

When I sent my appeal to them before the book publishing – they just ignored me and looked the other way! Thus my writing the article – Deafening Silence! You can see it here in my website! I should have learnt my lesson – after sending these VIPs my first books – including The Arab Management books specifically – but with the exception of very few expatriates – none even acknowledged even receiving the books – let alone in thanks!

Truthfully, I have never considered the business of writing as a business enterprise – or to make money! There is no money in books – and the returns – if any – are extended, tedious and belated too! But one needs to look things at the greater picture – and look things outside the box! Not everything is money in life! Otherwise today there would have been no great works like War and Peace – or the Shakespearean works! What is the added advantage if one’s works come out in fame – when he is invalid – or as many cases long time dead? Whilst he was alive he was unknown and unacknowledged – and miserable and poor!

I appeal to The Leadership to visit this arena too – and to (re) consider our cases more sympathetically and pragmatically! Especially those of us few that write in English! Even in the few competitions the insistence is works in Arabic – point taken – but communicating in other languages should be welcomed in! That is what and why Oman became great in history! Besides, not many are like yours truly – determined not to be let down – but keep his head up – and to succeed against all odds!

May Allah God Guide and Direct us to the right path and way – Amin.

By Majid Al Suleimany

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About The Book – Being The Safe Driver!

 

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Being The Safe Driver! – Behind The Wheel!

The New Road Safety Novel!

Being The Safe Driver! – Behind The Wheel!

The New Road Safety Novel!

By Majid Al Suleimany –

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A Book Introduction

The Sultanate of Oman has one of the highest numbers of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

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Behind The Wheel!

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it’s time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool, Being the Safe Driver! Behind the Wheel, New Road Safety Novel can save lives all across the country.

This eye-opening book emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere. A vital read for anyone behind the wheel, this priceless book has the ability to save lives.

Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a coworker’s family, Being the Safe Driver! strives to encourage safer driving across the world. Filled with dramatic, true stories of accidents and loss, the book’s poignant moments are sure to resonate with all readers. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

A Book Introduction

The Sultanate of Oman has one of the highest numbers of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it’s time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool, Being the Safe Driver! Behind the Wheel, New Road Safety Novel can save lives all across the country.

This eye-opening book emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere. A vital read for anyone behind the wheel, this priceless book has the ability to save lives.

Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a coworker’s family, Being the Safe Driver! strives to encourage safer driving across the world. Filled with dramatic, true stories of accidents and loss, the book’s poignant moments are sure to resonate with all readers. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

Already being lauded as one of the most important books to come out this year, Being the Safe Driver! is poised to make a large impact on Omani streets. With favorable reviews and blessings from top figures in society from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to Our Grand Mufti, it’s clear to see that this is exactly the book that the nation has been waiting for. Using a noble goal and an effective method, this eye-opening book is certain to make a difference in every driver’s life.

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The Sultanate of Oman has the highest number of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it’s time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool, this work can save lives all across the country.

This eye-opening book by Author Majid Al Suleimany emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere.

Inspired by a horrific crash, which took the lives of a coworker’s family, the book strives to encourage safer driving across the country. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

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The Author – Majid Al Suleimany – has over twenty-five years of experience as a human resources specialist and over ten years of experience as a management and human resources consultant, expert, and advisor. For the past eight years, he has written weekly columns in The Oman Daily Observer, which has led to three published books based off of his columns Between Us Only! and has recently expanded to a new column entitled, At My Workplace!

The Author has also published two other books on Arab Management – www.myown-ebooks.com and www.myownmajid.com Also www.majidbooks.com He began writing at age fourteen and has since developed an approach that is direct from the heart. Al Suleimany holds a master’s degree in International Management.

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D The Book – It Is All About Driving!

Based on real and true stories about Road Traffic Accidents victims – the impact and repercussions on their lives – their families, loved ones and all those around them – and as precautions and learning experiences to others!

If even one accident can be prevented on reading this book – then the purpose and intent of the book will have been achieved!

  • Gripping read and made me rethink what I knew about driving on the roads British HSE Expert
  • Touched my heart reading such tragic stories regarding the carnage on the roads – Indian Lady Fan
  • Has changed my priorities and those of my children with regard to safety on our roads – British CEO
  • This is an issue that is touching all of us either directly or via very dear friends and relatives – Omani Senior Engineer and Consultant
  • Excellent works brother and good luck! – Omani GM.
  • Congratulations for the new book and your achievements. Wish you more and more success – Omani Senior Engineer
  • A very good idea! – Omani IT Expert
  • It’s is an interesting concept, especially when the number of accidents and causalities are on the rise in the country – Senior Journalist (Indian).
  • An excellent idea! You should come and see the horrifying scenes we see daily in the Road Traffic Emergency Wards – Omani Lady Surgeon
  • Something very dear and close to my heart – and another real life situation in our country – excellent!!Omani IT Consultant.
  • Your contributions to this noble worthy National cause to reduce road accidents and fatalities should be noted – Senior Public Official.
  • I read the book – and it made me cry! The wife had also cried! – Indian CEO.
  • I believe you will do our nation a huge favour to record these incidents in the stories – Omani IT Consultant
  • I am very much impressed to read your article in The Muscat Daily dated 28th April. I would like to meet you personally and discuss something more on the subject which you have so nicely thought overHead of Life Assurance (Indian)
  • You have rightly said it. Fully agree. Believe it or not, you have become the voice of most of young Omanis. Keep writing and be our voiceSenior Journalist – Omani
  • I give you my full permission and rights to copy anything from my website and from my book for this great noble honourable worthy National cause. I hope people will read your book– learn from it – and not repeat our mistakes! Road Accident Victim (Omani)
  • Bad dangerous driving is considered as just the same as suicide or killer sins if you kill yourself or others on the road – Great Religious Scholar

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What we read every day in the newspapers!

Oh My God! It is terrible! The senseless slaughter! And the culprit? Fast speed and recklessness! If even one accident can be prevented on reading this book – then the purpose and intent of the book will have been achieved!

In Oman the book is being sold at Family Booshops MQ and WHSmith Shops. Price 12 OMR. The book is in English. Arabic version still to be done – in need of Sponsorship!

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January 12th 2013

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Road accidents in Oman rise 19.9% compared to 2012: NCSI

 

Road accidents in Oman rise 19.9% compared to 2012: NCSI

 

Muscat Daily –  

By Madhuparna Bhattacharjee 
May 09, 2013
Muscat –

The year 2013 has not begun on a positive note in terms of road accidents.

Comparison of data for January-February 2012 (1,141) and the same period this year (1,368) shows a 19.9 per cent increase in the number of such accidents.

However, the number of deaths have shown a decrease from 150 last year to 137 this year over the two-month period, according to the latest National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) bulletin which contains figures from ROP’s Directorate General of Traffic.

The number of injuries from road accidents have seen a 0.3 per cent rise (1,799 in January-February 2012 and 1,804 in 2013), according to sources at ROP’s Directorate General of Traffic.

The total number of those injured last year, according to ROP sources, was 10,940. Of these, 8,711 were Omanis and the rest expatriates.

This year, 1,026 persons were injured in January and 778 in February.

The total number of accidents in the year 2012 was 7,798.

“January this year witnessed 742 accidents, while 626 were recorded in February,” said the sources.

The data classifies the injured into Omani and expatriate men and women, and shows a 1.6 per cent drop in the number of Omani men injured in accidents (971 in 2012 to 955 in 2013), and a 11.1 per cent fall in Omani women injured (488 to 434).

However, the same cannot be said for expatriates.

There has been a 22.1 per cent rise, comparing data for January-February 2012 (340) to 415 this year.

A shocking 116.7 per cent rise was seen in injuries from road accidents among expatriate women in 2013 (78 cases) compared to the same period last year (36).

Injuries among expatriate men till the end of February last year stood at 304, while the same period this year registered a 10.9 per cent rise with 337 cases.

According to the Directorate General of Traffic, road accident deaths among Omanis dipped by 14 per cent during the January-February period this year, while that among expatriates surged by 4.7 per cent.

The total number of expatriates killed during January-February last year was 43, which rose to 45 in 2013.

The total number of foreign nationals killed in accidents in 2012 stood at 379 – 334 men and 45 women.

Contrary to the number of accidents, there has been a decline of 10.8 per cent in the total number of new vehicles registered in the country as compared to last year.

“22,575 vehicles were registered by the end of February in 2012, and the figure this year is 20,136,” the data says.

While there has been an increase in the registration of commercial vehicles (41.6 per cent), motorbikes (35.3 per cent) and tractors (6.7 per cent), registration of all others like private, rental, taxis, diplomatic, government and driving school vehicles has seen a fall.

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Driving on Wet Roads!

 

Precautions a must while driving on wet roads, says Royal Oman Police

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Precautions a must while driving on wet roads, says Royal Oman Police

 Muscat Daily Sunday May 4 2013

 By Shaddad Al Musalmy 

May 04, 2013

Muscat –

With recent showers affecting several roads across the sultanate and weather conditions still unpredictable, the ROP and road safety experts have asked drivers to exercise caution. An ROP official said vehicles become more accident-prone during and after rain. “Drivers need to be calm and follow road etiquette. There is no need to overtake when there are vehicles on both sides,” the official said.

“Also, there is a need to keep within the speed limits and adhere to traffic rules. Overusing brakes is one of the common mistakes that drivers make on wet roads. This can cause the vehicle to skid and harm its driver and others.”

During the recent rains in the city, many drivers were found speeding, tailgating and overtaking even in heavy traffic.

“Limited knowledge of driving in the rain seems to be a problem. Motorists drive very fast even though the authorities have set a speed limit. During rains, drivers need to keep in the lane, and not overtake where it is not allowed,” said Adel al Musalmy, corporate road safety advisor, Petroleum Development Oman.

Musalmy said engine oil fallen on wet roads make them even more slippery. “Because of this, there is a need to maintain safe distance between vehicles,” he said.

“A good driver needs to also control the flow of other vehicles, and keeping distance between vehicles in front of and behind your’s can be done by cruising at a safe speed,” he added.

 

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Oman has highest road accident death rate in GCC: WHO report!

 

 Muscat Daily – March 30th 2013-03-30

 Oman has highest road accident death rate in GCC: WHO report

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 Muscat Daily Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

Muscat –

Oman has the highest death rate from road accidents in the GCC and third highest in the Eastern Mediterranean region, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Global Road Safety Report 2013 released by WHO recently shows that in 2010 Oman registered 30.4 deaths per 100,000 people. This figure put the sultanate third after Iran (34.1) and Iraq (31.5) in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

According to the WHO report, the Eastern Mediterranean region has the second highest road traffic deaths in the world after the African region. In GCC, Bahrain recorded the lowest rate of 10.5 per 100,000 people.

The report acts as a baseline for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, declared by the UN General Assembly.

A WHO official told Muscat Daily that data collection for the report was carried out in 2011. As many as 182 countries, including 19 from the Eastern Mediterranean region, participated in the survey.

“The 182 countries that participated globally included 19 of the 22 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region, representing 97 per cent of the region’s population,” the official said.

The report also states that high-income countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region have higher fatalities compared to other such nations in other parts of the world.

According to the report, an estimated 127,260 persons were killed in the Eastern Mediterranean region in 2010, constituting ten per cent of the world’s estimated deaths in road crashes (about 1.24mn) in the same year, with a regional fatality rate of 21.3 per a 100,000 population.

“This compares to a global rate of 18.03 per 100,000 population and means the Eastern Mediterranean region has the second highest road traffic fatality rate in the world, after the African region (at 24.1 per 100,000 population),” the official said, adding, “Moreover, some of its countries have the highest road traffic fatalities in the world.”

According to the report, 45 per cent of road accident deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean region were of vulnerable road users – pedestrians (28 per cent), motorcyclists (14 per cent) and cyclists (3 per cent).

“Between the first and second global status reports for road safety in 2009 and 2013, an increase of more than 8mn vehicles was reported in the [Eastern Mediterranean] region,” he said.

Seventy five per cent of those killed in the region were males, and 60 per cent of those were in the age group of 15 to 44 years, the figures show.

“Data from the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013 shows the high burden of road traffic injuries and resultant disabilities and deaths in the region,” the official said. He added that WHO will be organising the second UN Global Road Safety Week from May 6-12.

Death rate in GCC states (per 100,000 in 2010)

Oman 30.4

Saudi Arabia 24.8

Kuwait 16.5

Qatar 14.0

UAE 12.7

Bahrain 10.5

Road accident death rates in Oman third highest in Eastern Mediterranean region

Eastern Mediterranean region has second highest road accident death rate in world after African region

75% of those killed are males

(Source: WHO)

 

Book with stories of accident victims pitches for Road!

 

Book with stories of accident victims pitches for Road

Safety!

 
Majid al Suleimany
  
 
Muscat Dailt – March 18, 2013
  
Muscat –

It is arguably the first time in the country that several heart-wrenching real life stories of road accident victims have been put together in a book to tackle road safety issues and educate people on the consequences of reckless driving.

A retired human resources consultant, Majid al Suleimany has collected more than 60 real life stories of road accident victims and their families for the 450-page book Being the Safe Driver.
Published in the US, the book looks at the rising number of road accidents and also provides technical advice from experts. “With PDO’s help I was able get and narrate several accidents with a detailed view on what caused the accidents. The book has views from a number of HSE (health, safety and environment) experts on how to be a safe driver. And I have also quoted verses from the Q’uran to show that putting other people’s lives in danger for no apparent reason is not acceptable in Islam,” said Suleimany.

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He said this makes Being the Safe Driver a good handbook. “We don’t look at the accidents from an emotional level. We only see statistics in newspapers and news clipping about one more accidents. The day we start associating with it emotionally and putting faces to victims, we will be more responsible on roads.” To take a closer look and see the consequences in person, the author visited hospitals and was distraught to see people maimed for life. “It was so emotional to see children and adults with broken limbs and burnt bodies. There were so many young boys with debilitating injuries – who otherwise should have been looking at their future – languishing in hospital wards.”

He said there should be a programme to show the public what consequences the victims and their families are facing. “It could be either through documentaries or planned hospital tours.”

Suleimany is already in talks with a couple of people who could translate the book into Arabic. “The plan is to go to schools and give them a presentation on road safety and leave some books in their library.”

This is Suleimany’s sixth book, and he is expecting to launch another two very soon.

“I plan to do an official launch of Being the Safe Driver and my other two upcoming books sometime in April. This would be the first time that an Omani author is releasing three books at a time,” he said

The Azzan Child Story! So Sad!

Oh My God!

 Video Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL2YrgU-xrQ&feature=youtu.be

عزان طير من طيور الجنة بإذن الله تعالى ، توفاه الله عندما سقط من السيارة وعلى مسافة قريبه من منزله. هذا الفيديو يوضح أهمية مقاعد السلامة للأطفال وضبط قفل الأمان.

 Azzan bird of Birds in Paradise, God willing, he passed away when he fell from the car and within walking distance of his home. This video shows the importance of child safety seats and adjust the safety lock.

 Very touching incident/accident

Please watch / read the TEXT once you open the link below if you are none Arabic speaker. Always keep your kids safe

 I am sending this email as learning to all of us

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL2YrgU-xrQ&feature=youtu.be

 Best Wishes and Regards,

 Majid Al Suleimany

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Twenty Two Asian Workers Killed in Al Ain Road Accident!

 

Twenty Two Asian Workers Killed in Al Ain Road Accident!! 

 The Accident Scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghastly Scene!

Twenty Two Asian Workers Killed in Al Ain Road Accident

Monday February 4th 2013

 

The Scene of the Accident!

In The News!

In the rush-hour accident, the truck crashed into the bus carrying 46 Asian workers and ended up on top of it killing 22 of them and injuring 24 others, police said (AFP)

Twenty two workers died after a concrete truck slammed into their bus in the United Arab Emirates.

A CONCRETE truck has slammed into a bus transporting Asian workers near Al-Ain city in the United Arab Emirates, killing 22 of them and injuring 24 others, police say.

In the rush-hour accident on Monday, the truck crashed into the bus carrying 46 Asian workers and ended up on top of it, General Hussein al-Harithi, director of Abu Dhabi traffic police said, quoted by WAM state news agency.

The 22 killed died instantly, he said, adding that the wounded were taken to Ali Ain hospitals, some of them by helicopter.

Harithi said the accident could have been caused by faulty brakes and failure to leave a safe distance between vehicles.

The UAE, which has a total population of more than eight million, is host to millions of foreign workers, mostly from South Asia

Source AFP

 

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Oh My God!

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February 4th 2013

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence.

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Short Book Description

The Sultanate of Oman has the highest number of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it’s time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool, Behind the Wheel, New Road Safety Novel can save lives all across the country.

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Oh My God 2!

This eye-opening book emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere. A vital read for anyone behind the wheel, this priceless book has the ability to save lives.

Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a coworker’s family, Being the Safe Driver! strives to encourage safer driving across the world. Filled with dramatic, true stories of accidents and loss, the book’s poignant moments are sure to resonate with all readers. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

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Book Description – Detailed

The Sultanate of Oman has the highest number of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it’s time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool, Behind the Wheel! Being The Safe Driver! The New Road Safety Novel can save lives all across the country.

This eye-opening book emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere. A vital read for anyone behind the wheel, this priceless book has the ability to save lives.

Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a coworker’s family, Behind The Wheel! strives to encourage safer driving across the world. Filled with dramatic, true stories of accidents and loss, the book’s poignant moments are sure to resonate with all readers. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

Already being lauded as one of the most important books to come out this year, Behind The Wheel- Being the Safe Driver! is poised to make a large impact on Omani streets. With favorable reviews and blessings from top figures in society from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to Our Grand Mufti, it’s clear to see that this is exactly the book that the nation has been waiting for. Using a noble goal and an effective method, this eye-opening book is certain to make a difference in every driver’s life.

Back Cover Text

The Sultanate of Oman has the highest number of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviors on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads. With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer.

Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence. With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it’s time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool, this work can save lives all across the country.

This eye-opening book by Majid Said Al Suleimany emphasizes the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere.

Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a coworker’s family, the book strives to encourage safer driving across the country. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

The Book – It Is All About Driving!

Based on real and true stories about Road Traffic Accidents victims – the impact and repercussions on their lives – their families, loved ones and all those around them – and as precautions and learning experiences to others!

If even one accident can be prevented on reading this book – then the purpose and intent of the book will have been achieved!

  • Gripping read and made me rethink what I knew about driving on the roads British HSE Expert
  • · Touched my heart reading such tragic stories regarding the carnage on the roads – Indian Lady Fan
  • Has changed my priorities and those of my children with regard to safety on our roads – British CEO
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    • · This is an issue that is touching all of us either directly or via very dear friends and relatives – Omani Senior Engineer and Consultant
    • · Excellent works brother and good luck! – Omani GM.
    • · Congratulations for the new book and your achievements. Wish you more and more success – Omani Senior Engineer
    • · A very good idea! – Omani IT Expert
    • · It’s is an interesting concept, especially when the number of accidents and causalities are on the rise in the country – Senior Journalist (Indian).
    • · An excellent idea! You should come and see the horrifying scenes we see daily in the Road Traffic Emergency Wards – Omani Lady Surgeon
    • · Something very dear and close to my heart – and another real life situation in our country – Excellent!!Omani IT Consultant.
    • · Your contributions to this noble worthy National cause to reduce road accidents and fatalities should be noted – Senior Public Official.
    • · I read the book – and it made me cry! The wife had also cried! – Indian CEO.
    • · I believe you will do our Nation a huge favour to record these incidents in the stories – Omani IT Consultant
    • · I am very much impressed to read your article in The Muscat Daily dated 28th April. I would like to meet you personally and discuss something more on the subject which you have so nicely thought overHead of Life Assurance (Indian)
    • · You have rightly said it. Fully agree. Believe it or not, you have become the voice of most of young Omanis. Keep writing and be our voiceSenior Journalist – Omani
    • · I give you my full permission and rights to copy anything from my website and from my book for this great noble honourable worthy National cause. I hope people will read your book– learn from it – and not repeat our mistakes! Road Accident Victim (Omani)
    • · Bad dangerous driving is considered as just the same as suicide or killer sins if you kill yourself or others on the road – Great Religious Scholar

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Best Wishes and Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany

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